Doug Smith


Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

— Jim Valvano

The Driver

Like a golf driver, Doug gets searches off the ground with precision and speed. It doesn’t matter if he’s sourcing for the perfect candidate or defending the Yankees, he goes the distance with everything he does. Speaking of distance, he is an exceptional runner. A little secret intel on our proverbial Usain Bolt: he still holds two New Jersey state records for racing 3,200 meters. Determination might just be his middle name. As Doug puts it, “hard work always wins in the end.”

As principal in our Healthcare practice, Doug utilizes his eye for extraordinary talent to build and grow our clients’ organizations in the biotechnology, medical device, distribution, facilities, pharmaceuticals, and managed health care industries. He completes searches for C-level leaders and executives, delivering on responsibilities with respect to research, candidate engagement, and assessment.

Doug has nearly a decade of experience in healthcare recruitment and consulting. Before joining the Acertitude team, he was an associate director for a leading healthcare recruitment firm, where he drove 

results for strategic accounts nationwide. Before that, he spent six years with a global professional services firm, promoted twice to become director. In that role, he was charged with opening a new healthcare office and providing clinical workforce solutions. 

When he is not working, you can find Doug spending time with his partner in crime — his lovable English Golden retriever named Brody. After their mandatory morning walk on weekends, Doug enjoys nothing more than playing an 18-hole round of golf and grilling the perfect steaks with friends.


Arizona State University, B.S. Marketing